How to use Revit to design facade elements

In this revit video tutorial, you will learn how to generate the façade elements as wall sweeps as well as modeling a custom wall sweep for that.

The Sweep tool in Revit can be used to add a baseboard, crown molding, or other type of decorative horizontal or vertical projection to a wall. You can add a wall sweep to a wall from a 3D or elevation view.

To add a sweep for all walls of a type, you modify the wall structure in the wall’s type properties.

It is possible to schedule wall sweeps. Integral wall sweeps, which belong to the wall type definition, cannot be scheduled separately.

If wall sweeps are formed at several heights and then later on set to the similar height, the sweeps miter at the joins.

While editing vertically compound walls, the sweeps tool can be used to manage placement and display of sweeps or reveals on all walls of that type.

To learn the complete process, watch the following video tutorial.

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Autodesk Pier 9 salutes New Residents in its Residency Program

The Autodesk Pier9 has released a Residency Program in accordance with the Autodesk Team to provide 3d styled residents and designs for the users and the outer ones.

Given below, the step-by-step processes :-

At first open the drawing

About Autodesk

Autodesk Inc. is an American multinational software corporation which creates various software for the architectures, engineering, construction, manufacturers, and media and entertainment industries and become a leader in 3D design. After its establishment in the industry, it is developing itself continuously about the widest summary for global markets and there is huge number of customers from the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, media and entertainment industries that are satisfy with their software using it for designing, visualizing and simulating their ideas before any kind of creation.

Autodesk is very popular and best known for AutoCAD but it also developing big range o software for every creative field as well as a line of software for consumers such as Sketchbook, Homestyler and Pixlr. They are also creating some educational version of its software with no cost for qualified students and staff through Autodesk Education Community. They also have some digital prototyping software such as Autodesk Inventor, Fusion 360 and the Autodesk Product Design Suite which are used in the manufacturing industry for visualizing, simulating and analyzing real-world showing a digital model in the design process. Autodesk apps can be used in the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android and the company continuously more accessible design technology for both professional and new designers, homeowners, students and casual creators whoever wants to make and share their ideas with the outer world.

About Autodesk Pier 9

It is one of Autodesk’s global technology centers where customers and partners meet with each other to move the barriers of design and digital manufacturing to reimaging the method that is used by Autodesk team to make things.

Autodesk has many technology centers around the world and one of them is situated at Pier 9 in San Francisco where they give chances to the Autodesk employees to use the software for designing, making and using different things. The technology centers of Autodesk give the ability to bring in people from the outside who will be able to use Autodesk’s software in newest ways and also represent some cases where the team hasn’t used their skills and those projects can be helpful to improve the software. The technology centers also develop a shared sight for the future with the industries where they provide tools and destinations for the interested customers. And with this following thought the Autodesk Pier 9 team has established the residency programs.

Autodesk Pier 9 Residency Programs

The Pier 9 Residency program provides creative, innovators and manufacturers an opportunity to work with Autodesk in their advanced digital fabrication workshops at Autodesk. Their residents research every step of process to make thing like from digital model to real world physical objects; the team is continuously exploring methods of advance 3D design and fabrication technologies for changing design, engineering and manufacturing to deliver the best products. Pier 9 gives residents with the tools and belongings to broaden ideas to change or may be challenge the way things are made that have effects on the world.

According to the Internal Communications manager Noelle Lewis, Autodesk’s newest corporate residency associate brings Autodesk next with many key customers and partners at Pier 9 which mainly focuses on aerospace, automotive, engineering, robotics, machine learning and manufacturing industries etc. and besides that they looking forward to the research, innovation and thought leadership everyone involved to the table. They are excited to return of the Impact Residency with the Autodesk Foundation and also going to launch a brand new set of academic residents with Autodesk Educational Experience group with a special concentration to bring in diverse candidates in collaboration with the Diversity Team.

Autodesk Pier 9’s Residency Program is one of the methods to explore new ways to improve more in the software providing the best experience to the users and clients.

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Revit Rendering Techniques

This Revit tutorial provides some useful tricks on how to save huge time in your rendering process (for both interior and exterior rendering) with Autodesk Revit Architecture and make superior 3D graphics. The tutorial also focuses on how to accomplish an Autodesk 360 rendering.

This rendering method can be utilized for all your draft rendering views and a few final renderings can be selected for in-product Revit rendering.

Rendering in Autodesk A360 is specifically designed for the students and educators. This software can be used to generate powerful, near-photorealistic visualizations in the cloud through virtually infinite computing power.

Some exciting features:-

Photorealistic rendering: Create spectacular, superior-quality renderings from designs and models with cloud rendering in A360 (US site).

Batch rendering management: Cloud rendering in A360 deals with big batches of rendering jobs in quickest possible time needed on your desktop.

Panoramas, solar studies and illuminance: Accomplish solar study renderings and steer through interactive panoramas. Produce illuminance simulations. Relate environments to rendered scenes.

Interactive Rendering Beta: A real-time photorealistic-rendering surrounding that produces making stunning images and phonograph animations easily.

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Formit 360 Autodesk

Autodesk® Formit® 360 is used to capture building design concepts for the appeared ideas. Those ideas are created in a compact digital format which will be used in the real-world site information like satellite images, for orienting the designs. Real building and environmental data is used for supporting design brainstorming. Preliminary designs are changed to centralized data storage for accessing and refinement in Autodesk® Revit® software or other applications.

This Formit360 released a lot of new goodies and also released an updated version for Ipad Pro, a Windows version and integration with Dynamo. The released notes followed:

  • Internet connection is not needful for working in Formit360 when Formit360 Pro or trial is validated
    • Online works is need when it is connected to the Formit 360 services like A360 Drive, Insight 360, Real-time Collaboration, Google Maps etc. and many more
    • It can be modeled and navigated easily with the touch-enabled Windows devices with the use of the finger, stylus, mouse and keyboard
    • Scripts can be placed and flexed from Autodesk Dynamo Studio
    • The modeling tools are Shell, Filet, Mirror and many more
    • The export options are Export Visible and Export Selected
    • Exported file types are FBX, SAT, DAE, DXF
    • The files such as SKP and SAT could be opened and imported directly to Formit
    • The Visual Styles are like Monotone surface for an exquisite rendering effect
    • For removing the material easily paint is done with the use of default material
    • The area per level are viewed
    • The user need to view the nested groups to select the groups from a tree view
    • Then Ungroup All and the Model
    • High DPI screens will be seen in high resolution icons with full clarity
    • Keyboard shortcuts are Customized, Imported, Exported
    • Next add, remove and relocate the toolbars, then set the UI theme in blue or white

Release Notes for Formit 360 for iPad and iPad Pro:

  • It has the full support for iPad Pro resolution
    • Formit 360 now supports the Apple Pencil. So the user can sketch more flawlessly and can use pressure for locking into a selected axis
    • There will be some sound when anyone snapped to a point and moving along in an axis. It also disable the Settings menu
    • There are new actions for undo and redo. For undo double flick to the left is needed and for redo to the right
    • There is a new monotone surfaces for a subtle visual style
    • It has improved performance, reliability and accuracy in Insight 360 Energy Analysis
    • It has improved its performance for fixing the bugs

Release Notes for Formit 360 for Web:

  • File operations are organized for allowing local and A360 Drive access
    • There are monotone surfaces for a subtle rendering effect
    • Export options are Export Visible and Export Selected
    • Modeling Tools like Mirror, Offset Edges, Extrude Edges and many more are accessible here through keyboard shortcuts
    • It has improved performance, reliability and accuracy in Insight 360 Energy Analysis
    • It has improved its performance for fixing the bugs

Release Notes for Formit 360 for Android has improved their performance and fixed the bugs.

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Autodesk App Store BIM 360 Hackathon

The scene of construction technology is changing everyday and the separation can be seen all around us. In the Autodesk BIM 360 Hackathon, Autodesk help the users to get a good start with new technologies for addressing the opportunities across the building and infrastructure lifecycle.

Autodesk has proudly announced about the Autodesk® App Store BIM 360 Hackathon which is a virtual and web based development. It is a nice way for quickly climbing the BIM 360+ Forge API integration learning curve with the Autodesk engineers virtually. There are some new features in the BIM 360 and it is a wonderful time for starting work on integration and to create the folders in BIM 360 using Forge. Anyone can now easily and quickly build a “presence” for his/her company and the data of apps within the use of BIM 360. The usefulness of it is described here.

The Autodesk® App Store BIM 360 Hackathon has two divisions:

  1. A series of web training sessions which are related to the Autodesk Forge platform and BIM and available for everyone who is interested in learning about these APIs.
  2. There is an online hackathon where developers can develop new apps which integrate with BIM 360 for the submission to Autodesk App Store. Reason for participating: The Hackathon will be work as a helpful hand for the users to get manual with the Autodesk cloud service BIM 360 which is built on the Autodesk Forge platform. There is the Autodesk Forge API for developing apps that will help in the construction management and enabling access to project data for all time, everywhere within the building construction lifecycle. Autodesk Forge is mainly the developer platform which is used by Autodesk for creating software for design, engineering, construction and manufacturing.

Participating in the online hackathon the participant would get a reward but there is a cost price. At first the participant has to create an app that will go with BIM 360 and then it had to submit in the App Store. The other reason of participating in BIM 360 is that there is going to be launched a BIM 360 app “Showcase” in the Autodesk App Store.

Autodesk App Store: By publishing the creative apps in the Autodesk App Store, and user could get fast access to the Autodesk customers who might be looking for the benefit from the solution. The Autodesk App Store is the best online source for millions of Autodesk customers for browsing and downloading or purchasing their needed apps.

Autodesk: Autodesk is for them loves creation and make creative things. Behind a high-performance car, an admired towering skyscraper, a smart phone or a great film there are chances to appreciate the works of the millions of the Autodesk customers as it gives the power to make anything.

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How To Customize Your AutoCAD Tooltips

Lynn Allen, the renowned Autodesk Evangelist, who is associated with Cadalyst Magazine, provides some handy tips on how to control the timing of AutoCAD’s tooltips as well as customize them as per your requirements.

By watching this AutoCAD video, one will get solution for turning off the tool tips/pop ups while entering a command.

Dynamic tooltips offer an alternate process to enter commands. Once dynamic input is turned on, a tooltip demonstrates dynamically updated information adjacent to the cursor. When a command is ongoing, it is possible to identify options and values in the tooltip text box.

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